Golf packages to be launched to promote golf tourism

SRINAGAR: In order to promote the state as a complete golfing circuit, the Department of Tourism is launching golf packages to woo golfers from across India and other countries. In this regard, Secretary Tourism Sarmad Hafeez Wednesday chaired a meeting at Royal Springs Golf Course to take a review of the functioning of golf courses especially, RSGC, an official press note read.
According to the press note, to further improve the experience of the golfers, professional training would be imparted to caddies for maintaining professionalism and discipline within the course besides the courses would be properly maintained and cleaned on regular intervals.
Various issues were discussed regarding the functioning and other maintenance operations of RSGC.
Managing Director J&K Golf Development and Management Authority (GDMA) Ghalib Mohiuddin Shah gave a detailed presentation regarding the status and ongoing developmental works at RSGC.
Secretary Tourism directed that the functioning of RSGC should be further improved so that the golfers would have a good experience at the course, the press note read.
He further desired that the cleanliness drive be carried out at the course on regular basis.
Secretary tourism also assured support to the golf association in organising golf tournaments and attracting golfers to the state.
“We have world class golf courses which can attract golfers from across the world. If we tap golf tourism, we are attracting high-spending tourists,” said secretary tourism.
He said the department would maintain highest standards of these golf courses so that golfers coming from across the world had better experience.
The meeting was also attended by Assistant Accounts Officer, Turf Manager and Executive Supervisors along with other officials of Royal Springs Golf Course, the press note added.